Can a Mac and a PC share the same network?

The network is two PCs and a Mac sharing the same broadband modem.

Asked by 8 years ago


Info over a network

OK me and my friend had an idea, we both share the same wireless signal and need more storage..also I don't want to configure anything or spend any money...i have extra computers and was wondering, if i put one of my additional computers on the wireless network is there to use it as kinda a NAS of sorts..its running XP and i don't want it secured...its just pictures and music mostly???

Posted by hvac2010 9 years ago


How do I setup a Roger Highspeed wireless internet gateway?

I am having trouble setting up my rogers SMC8014W-G wireless internet gateway/modem. Each computer can ping the router, but most times, the computers can't ping each other. Occasionaly, I can see one of the other networked computers in My Network Places, but thats about it. The computers I am using are: 1 Vista Basic laptop-Wireless 1 Vista Premium laptop-Wireless 1 Vista Basic desktop-Wireless I also have 1 xp laptop that will occasionally be hooked up to the router using a cable. Please help me. Thanks

Asked by murray484 8 years ago


dual router network?

Asked by mecheng83 8 years ago


How to setup IP phone network?

I want to know what is required to make IP phone network. I mean what software? what type of Phone? how to set up parameters in software. thanks

Asked by Nokia_sa 5 years ago


How to program a neural network.

I am trying to create a neural network for the purpose of using it for vocal translation software which is currently completely inaccurate. There is a lack of actually code on the Internet about this and only abstract concepts. anyone wanna help me out?

Asked by amelius 7 years ago


Sending messages to devices on my network?

Ok, so I can set up my own wireless network from my laptop, how could I send messages to the devices (computers, ipods, cells etc.), either all of them or specific one(s)?

Asked by XOIIO 8 years ago


Sending messages to devices on my network?

Ok, so I can set up my own wireless network from my laptop, how could I send messages to the devices (computers, ipods, cells etc.), either all of them or specific one(s)?

Asked by XOIIO 8 years ago


what can i do with this thing? (see pictures)

Found this network switch at salvation army for a couple dollars, have no idea what to do with it or what can be done with it, any ideas?

Asked by theblindferrengi 8 years ago



How can I use my win2000 wireless laptop to connect to my original xbox live?

I tried enabling ICS, but I get an error message "internet connection sharing cannot be enabled. The lan connection selected as the private network is either not present, or is disconnected from the network. Please ensure that the LAN adapter is connected before enabling ICS" its windows 2000 and a regular xbox, help me ;-) please.

Asked by bigb62533 8 years ago



usb network?

Usb male - male cable to connect 2 computer without a 'bride'

Asked by 9 years ago


What is Sims 2 Secret Network Cheat?

In the sims 2 pc game I had debug mode on and found the option Secret Network Cheat. What is it for?

Asked by shane91025 8 years ago


Wireless home networks: Do they broadcast 24/7, or just when needed? Answered

Do wireless home networks lie dormant until aroused by a computer, or are they continuously broadcasting their presence? Thanks!

Asked by Infinitevortex 8 years ago



Remote Internet Kill Switch?

I'm looking for a device that would allow me to be able to cut connections to my ISP with a hard switch (located in a network closet of my home).  The switch would be one in which I can control form one of the PCs located on my home network.  My current setup is a DSL modem/router to a network switch with 24 ports ran throughout my home.  I have three PCs on the network, two printers, and a couple of NAS.  I would like to have a switch that cuts the connection between my DSL modem and my ISP.  The switch would be access from any PC on the network.  The "internet kill switch" would connect to one of the ports of the network switch so that it could continue to be access from the network even when the ISP connection is disconnected. Has anyone came across anything like this.

Asked by q127238 6 years ago


Connecting to the network printer...(pics) Answered

I've spent hours searching the internet, but not a found an answer yet. When I use the add a printer wizard, I followed the steps as shown in the pictures below. Everything is going great, until I see my network (MSHOME) with no printer underneath (last picture). The network printer does work for the 2 Mac computers in my house, but it won't even show up on the 2 Microsoft computers. I need to print from the Microsoft computer (and not the Mac) because Papakuru paper-craft files ( .pdo file) can only be opened on a Microsoft computer. I really need to print the paper-craft patterns so my little brother can make a paper-craft Daft Punk Halloween mask! My OP system is Microsoft XP, running on a Dell computer. The network printer is hooked up to a mac computer (if that matters) Please help!!!!

Asked by nepheron 7 years ago


cant connect to my 5 bandwith network on my hp pavillion notebook 17.3 inch screen?

Hi i can connect and have a choice on my chromebook of the 2 networks i have on my belkin 450 router, which is the 24 and 5 bandwidth network, but on my laptop it will only show and let me connect to the 24 bandwidth and when i tell it to forget it it always comes back, it will amnually let me add the other network but it doesnt show up and when i try to get it to share it wont but the 24 network says u can chare but the 5 says cannot share. my laptop wndows 10 works fine everywhere but at my home on the 24 bwidth and also the ping is 20 and speed 4 on my 5 its 9 nad speed 45 plz help why cant i share my 5 bandwdth network and why wont my laptop give me the choice that my chromebook does of both of my networks? also the only diff is it has windows 10 and windows def virus prot! it works great everywhere else! plz help! noone seems to b able to help, not even best buy! i will glady donate a tip if someone can help! it is worth 100 bucks to me! have i turned network sharing off by accident on my router, bcause even on my chrme book the 24 wrks but it is high ping and slower speed! Connection status: Connected Hardware address: 28:C2:DD:16:93:85 Configure automatically IP address: 192.168. Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.plz help

Asked by LaytonR 2 years ago


Instructables App "network error"

I tried to use the Instructables app to write an instructable. I loved it, writing an instructable as you go and clicking the camera button was great, made it really easy. BUT when I got done and went to publish it I clicked publish and it said it was uploading photos.  I laid my phone down, Moto G running kitkat 4.4.2 on the counter, when I came back it said network error unable to upload.  So I clicked done and tried to upload again, this time it immediately said network error couldn't upload.  So I completely closed the app tried again, same.  Restarted Phone, same. All the while having a strong WIFI signal.   So as last resort, I cleared app cache, well, this deleted my instructable........ Those should really be stored in a separate file that is not erased by a cache clear. So what was wrong? I had a great internet signal, there was NO network problems. Webpages and instructables in the app loaded fast.

Posted by Anybodysguess 3 years ago


Will the Xbox head set work with games played over the network?

My friend and I have Xboxs that we plan to connect via WiFi(we live next to each other). If the game such as halo has headset capability will it work or do you need Live for it to work?

Asked by BADWOLF1 6 years ago


Wireless connection issue

Hi there, I'm having a huge problem connecting my desktop pc to the new wireless network at my home. I can connect via laptop and iphone but just not via my desktop that is using a wireless USB adapter. What can I do to solve this problem? What information do you need for anyone to be able to be able to help.  Look forward to any help

Posted by Nzginga 5 years ago


I want to connect a data aquisiton device (NI USB 6009) to a laptop wireless, but dont know how....

I have a data aquisition device from National instruments (NI USB 6009) that connects to a laptop trough a USB cable, and i want to make the connection to the laptop wireless (or via bluetooth), but at the same time i need that the data aquisition device became portable, to install it in a bicicle and receive the data in the laptop... i've put a connection diagram on the image... need help....

Asked by NunoMPG 8 years ago


what's a network loop?

Asked by 11tillr 7 years ago



I need to build a networkable relay control for a water pump.

There is a water tank on top of this villa (about 40m up.) On the ground floor is the pump. I wanted to put a fluid level indicator in the tank that can be hooked up to a PCB. The board will then be hooked up to our internal network. At the pump will be a relay to turn it on and off, also on the network. This way the pump will turn on and off automatically.Ideally, the whole system would be web enabled and allow for logging, but that more of a "wish list" then a requirement. could I do something like this with an arduino board? I don't have much experience with them, but I'd love to learn more about them. 

Asked by inchman 8 years ago


Social Network Hackerspaces?

Hackerspaces have gotten pretty popular among makers across the world. They are a great place to borrow tools and share knowledge. But what about people that don't have local hackerspaces? The solution: social network. Digital hackerspaces! Great for people that don't have physical buildings, or can't afford to round one up.  If you think about it, that's what instructables is! The idea is to have video chat and forums to share knowledge for projects. If you guys would voice your ideas, that would be great!

Posted by Robot Lover 6 years ago


Modem Help?

Okay. I have a modem and I was wondering if I could somehow hook it up to a Cat5 netwoork cable?

Asked by dla888 8 years ago


Is it possible to operate an integrated home network from a laptop?

A couple days ago I was walking around my house with my laptop in hand, catching up on some American financial news via Russia Today. Needless to say I made it to the kitchen without any mishaps and brought everything into the dining room. As I was eating breakfast, I was staring out the window at my bird feeder, with the news going, when the idea hit me. I'd seen other instructibles on digital picture frames which use computers and essentially integrate them in the house in a unobtrusive manner. Why should I have to walk around with my laptop when, theoretically, I could have a network of computer stepping stones integrated throughout my house. Is it possible to program a thin network where all the clients mirror one laptop? Is is also possible to use Johnny Lee's infrared fingers to turn on/ control a digital picture frame thin client in places where you don't want to use a touch screen? ie. the kitchen, workshop, or even in a hospital?... Could all this be done economically by re-purposing used school/uni computers, and freeware like Linux and Ubuntu and Cloud One?

Asked by Skeleton Network 6 years ago


Arduino wifi sniffer

Is it possible to connect an Arduino Ethernet Shield R3 (official) to a wifi router then connect to a different router though the first router? I want to do this so I can make a robot that when it finds a known network it connects to it then dumps the data from the sd to an online server. Can anyone help me with this? I have an Arduino Uno R3 (official) and an Arduino Mega 2568 (clone).

Asked by tzq33tdq 4 years ago


Need help/advice (or an insctructable) on making a stronger wifi router, and then protecting it...

I have a wireless printer on my network which has been a godsend to me, but it requires the network to be unsecured (theoretically it can log into a secure network, but that just never works). I was fine with that at my old house, as my neighborhood's average age was about 60+, with my wife and I bringing that average down from 75+ due to being the only 30 somethings in the area. But we just moved, and I'm seeing already a half dozen leeches on my wireless, and about 6 dozen nearby strong signals all secured. So I can't secure my signal for the printer, but don't want to share... what am I to do? Another issue is added to the problem - the reason I moved to this house was the neighbor across the street from me is a long time friend, and we thought it would be a good idea to wirelessly network for lan games, as well as splitting the cost of a high speed line. But my signal dies somewhere in the middle of the street, and so does his! So now, I want to boost my signal to get it over to his house, strong enough to let him play games and download files without noticing any delays, PLUS keep it 'unsecured' so my printer can get into it, but still block out the rest of the neighborhood who is leeching off of my signal. Is there a solution possible?

Posted by karossii 10 years ago



Another Star Wars?!

When I entered the lobby of our movie theater after watching the funny (yet disgusting at times) Zohan movie, I caught a glimpse of this trailer. At first, I thought it was a cartoony parody of starwars (perhaps a joke in that Panda movie, all I saw was Yoda). This could not be serious, the animation looked like something straight out of the Incredibles. After some investigation I discovered it was totally cereal. It is a trailer for a 90 minute long preview of a cartoon network series. Who would pay to go to the movies to watch a 90 minute preview?! This is the description of the youtube video:The 90-minute premiere episode of the CGI animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will have a limited release in U.S. cinemas starting August 15th.Not only will this be the first 3-D animated movie for the highly-successful saga, but this will also be the first Star Wars movie not released through Twentieth Century Fox. Fox released all six Star Wars movies, plus the original microseries The Clone Wars on home video.But Warner Bros. and Turner Broadcasting will release Star Wars: The Clone Wars this time. The principle reason is that Turner's and W.B.'s subsidiary, The Cartoon Network, managed to snag the rights to the series from creator George Lucas.Star Wars: The Clone Wars on The Cartoon NetworkThe new series will premiere this fall on The Cartoon Network, later airing on TNT."I felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell," said George Lucas in the press release for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. "I was eager to start telling some of them through animation and, at the same time, push the art of animation forward.""Nothing like this has ever been produced for television," said Stuart Snyder, President/COO Turner Animation,Young Adults & Kids Media. "For 30 years, Star Wars has shown that it appeals to a huge breadth of fans. Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network will be appointment television for everyone in the family. We're thrilled to be working with Lucasfilm again and very excited to be playing a role in bringing this remarkable adventure to viewers."The Star Wars we all know and love has been reduced to a cheap cartoon, made with the sole purpose of trying to squeeze as much money out of the name as possible. Star Wars looks like a cheap joke now, it's just sad, really.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 9 years ago


FaceBook Slammed....

Far be it of me to downplay the impact of activists on the Facebook ToS issue but it raises interesting questions about why some companies get pilloried while others seemingly get a free pass...More Here' GMJHOWE asked me to link to his posting on security at Facebook, so here it is....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Who is up for a chalange? Answered

Hi I saved a pritty old bit of tex a fluke 683 enterprise lanmeter  but it is missing the cable mapper and the the cable identifiers and i cant get my hands on them the chalange is  can they be made or has anyone got some they are willing to crack open and show me its soft gooy insideds http://www.aaatesters.com/img-fluke-686-enterpriselanmeter-10-100_e.jpg

Asked by nonamesleft 4 years ago


Wireless usb adapter & router setting/configuration

Hey all, I hope everyone is good & happy..........................I need just basic instructions on , From my cable broadband modem to> , My Router>the WIFI antenna (about 400 ft. from my home)>my laptop (where I presently have to use the USB port to get any signal)>what do I do now to configure all the settings correctly? I sure could use some more advice guys please help...... Thank you all................................ Mel5656

Asked by mel5656 7 years ago


My network is really screwed up

I seem to be fighting a loosing battle with my network, things just never work like they're supposed to.For example, sometimes I have to reinstall my network printer on both my laptop and my ibook to get it to print again, even when the server has been running fine sans problems for a week, it will randomly do this shit.Another example is, right now I "was" just trying to copy some music over to an external firewire drive on my server that I have shared. I had the permissions on everyone set to full access yesturday but I noticed when I restarted my server, it did not detect my drive properly until I re-seated the firewire cable :S Thusly somehow it lost my share configuration for my music folder.I set it up, but this time I left it on read only because I wasn't planning on adding any music earlier, itunes and everything was working fine when i mounted the volume. I went on there and changed the permissions back to full access just 20 minutes ago as I wanted to add some music to my drive, I right clicked in my mac os x explorer and made a new folder just to see if I could copy over now, it worked, aswell as deleting the folder.So I drag the 60mb folder of mp3 files over, and it just sat there...and sat...and sat.... until eventually giving me an error -36, upon searching about, it means "-36 ioErr I/O error (bummers)".That's straight from the horse's mouth, and that really tells me nothing, what exactly does "bummers" mean???It's frustrating for me non stop, and it does this to me with other shares in mac os x, or they will randomly disconnect for no reason, sometimes after 15 minutes or sometimes after 3 days. I will note too, I can't connect to my server now, it just says missing alias in the mac os finder. Yet I can VNC into it no problem, wowa, but just upon checking my pc just now, it can't access any shares on it either, the cursour is just spinning, however I usually have no problems with my pc's accessing it, other than the printer thing.I'm just so god damned frustrated with my set up, I've looked it up and down until I was exhausted, several times, and I know I must be missing somewhere along the way, but I just can't understand how it doesn't work like I want it to. Shares are set up, firewire is out of the question, permissions set up, mac os x can log into server, check. It's all good until I actually go to use it for something when I really need it.I'll have to restart my server now to get it to work properly again...it was fine until I vnc'd into it to change the permissions, im gonna try restarting it now and just access it from it's own screen, perhaps vnc has something to do with it.Oh and to clear up any questions before they're asked, this is how I have it configured, as quickly and detailed as I can explain it:My network starts at my ADSL +2 4 port router/modem thingy (Speedtouch 546, it has it's own connection issues on the isp's side, but they don't seem impact LAN side data flow)That then gets split off to:*Port 1: iBook G4*Port 2: 25 ft. cable to 8 port switch (I'll explain that a little further down)*Port 3: 50 ft. cable to apple airport basestation in livingroom for wifi*Port 4: My main AMD PcMy ibook is configured for DHCP with manual address 192.168.1.64The switch just makes the modem think I have like 5 computers hooked into one port lol...My airport, for a long time I thought was perfectly fine as far as usuage with my thinkpad, however, I've been noticing the last few times it's powered on, the airport connects to the thinkpad, but assigns it a 169.xxx.xxx.xx address which does not exist on my network, but if I turn the wifi off and back on, it connects fine and assigns it a dynamic ip on my 192.168.1.xxx network.Other than that, I have it in bridge mode so that it acts pretty much the same as if the laptop were wired via ethernet, vnc, filetransfers, and online games all work good albeit the wireless delay, still not bad in VNC however.My AMD machine is set up for static ip at 192.168.1.66Switch:Port 2 of my modem goes to port 8 (uplink) of my switch.*Port 1: My server (Configured for static ip at 192.168.1.65)The rest are just my B&W g3 setup for static ip at 192.168.1.68 and an old P2 I believe is at .69 and a 1.5 amd athlon aswell setup on 192.168.1.71, all of those in no particular order except I made sure my server stays on port 1.I did have everything setup so my server was on port 2 of my modem all by itself, but I needed the switch over by my server so I moved it, however, I was still having these problems before hand, even when my server was running on a completely different motherboard!Also, maybe could someone tell me why my server won't boot unless I have a bootable disk in the drive (IE: my windows 2003 server install disk), just so it goes to "press any key to boot cd.......", of course I don't push any key, and it continues to boot into windows.However, if I dare start my server without that disc in there, it simply goes to "Invalid System Disk error, insert correct/valid disk (can't remember it word for word), and push enter"I've tried reinstalling windows server 03, and same deal, yet it's using the same hard disk for the OS that my previous motherboard used and booted from not a problem.I really apologize for the long post... but I've quite literally burnt myself out and lost all motivation with continuing to expand my computer network and so I figured I would ask for help on here for one last resort, but I know many people probably won't read it due to the long post, but I have a lot of problems I don't have answers for and I need to explain myself somewhat thoroughly or else I won't find the proper solution for the problem, now will I?

Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago


My laptop will not connect to my home network and defaults to unsecure, outside network. Why?

For some reason my laptop will only connect to an unsecure linksys network and not my own personal, secured network despite entering the network key and the fact that other devices connect to it seamlessly.  It simply always defaults to this unsecure network.   I've already removed and added my home network as an attempt to troubleshoot the issue, but still no luck.  The laptop simply always reverts back to the unsecure network.  My home network has more bars and is listed on the top of the list for preferred networks.   The laptop in question is at least 6yrs old.  Runs on WindowsXP.  Is a Sony.   Is there something I should do with the drivers or how it is configured.

Asked by kristenl 5 years ago


USB to network storage

My TV has a USB port for plugging in a thumb drive to play videos and music. As do several other devices Im aware of. What I would like is a device that when plugged into my TV or such  will pretend to be nothing more than a thumbdrive but actually be a wireless adapter that connects to my network and the 1TB network storage so I can access all my files at once.

Posted by darkorical 6 years ago


how can i tell if my computers are connected on a network? Answered

I know its a silly question but i cant tell if my computers are connected or not, im on my home wireless network, but my laptop cant detect the other computers on the network, what can i do for them to detect each other?

Asked by coldpsyco91 7 years ago


Getting Start with Pinoccio: Arduino Mesh Networking

Pinoccio is a brand new technology. I created a short video to help you get started. Hopefully you will be inspired by Pinoccio as I was and you will contribute to Pinoccio’s success. https://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-Pinoccio-Arduino-Mesh-Network/ Slide deck for this video is available at http://www.slideshare.net/fcohenvotsh/getting-started-with-pinoccio. -Frank

Posted by fcohen 4 years ago


Any way to connect xbox 360 through a vista pc on domain while network internet connection is not?

My pc's home for the holidays but its on my schools domain which I think may be the reason I can not share my wireless for my xbox on my home network. If anyones got an idea that doesn't involve removing myself from the domain.

Asked by techman2005 8 years ago


How to share a printer in Ubuntu 10.10? Answered

I have a printer hooked up to a computer running the latest Ubuntu version. This computer is wired to a Belkin Wireless router. If I connect a Windows Vista laptop directly to the Belkin router I could "see" it on the Ubuntu machine as part of the network but, I can not see the other computers on my home network that connect wirelessly. Any ideas? Thank you very much in advance!

Asked by blkhawk 7 years ago


Can I put my hard disk directly onto my network without sharing it trough a pc? Answered

Is there a way to put an external hard disk directly on my network? My HD only has a usb port so... can I cut off a piece of usb and ethernet cable, and fix the ethernet cable to the usb and just plug it into my router? I know there are special routers and stuff for it but I just don't want to spend money on a new one :p the one I have right now costed me 200 euros those days and I'm not yet ready to dump that one :) Thank you :)

Asked by TheGreenRat 8 years ago


I can only connect to my (new) wireless home network when my roommate’s computer is turned on, how do I fix that?

So I recently moved into a new place. The Internet service (wireless modem) was already installed. However, I could not connect to the network with my laptop. I tried troubleshooting, resetting, everything. Then when my roommate got home and turned on her laptop, I could suddenly connect to the Internet on my laptop. And I’ve confirmed that hypothesis time and time again. I am certain of it. My laptop can connect to any other network just fine.  I just want to know how to fix this because it’s very frustrating not having Internet at home despite paying for it. I looked everywhere and couldn't find anything. You guys are my only hope. :'(

Asked by Trrri333 2 years ago


i want to read recipes from the internet in the kitchen. What do I do?

 I am trying to be able to read recipes from the internet in the kitchen. I have a wireless network but don't know what to do after this point. I have an old (win 98) compaq computer in the garage that I can attach to the network. I am assuming I need some type of display or monitor on a moveable arm... thanks for taking a look at this.

Asked by angelw5922 8 years ago


Is it at all possible to buy a new laptop with XP these days? Answered

I want it for playing downloaded movies (netflix) on my tv at home. But also I'd want it to be a backup computer in case I need it for my accounting office, where all the computers on the network are XP.

Asked by denisep 8 years ago


Network connected telephone answering machine

I was hoping that SOMEONE made a telephone answering machine with a network connection so that it would do its thing like any other digital answering machine but the messages could be managed over my network. So I did a google search and it seems others have also been interested in such a thing - albeit the most recent queries being at least a year old. The answers were - "I already have that on Vonage" - sorry - don't want voip!! And various programs that would let your computer, with voice modem, do that including linux programs. Well - I don't have a full blown computer on all the time and am not likely to. And so I thought - how about a small computer - but don't have one - couldn't think of one ... And then I thought ..... Raspberry PI!!?? So small and low power that it could even be put in an old answering machine case and low power draw. Does anyone think its enough computer to do this?  Anyone up to inventing one?

Posted by Ted de Castro 4 years ago


How do I connect to DSL through Ethernet? Answered

This may seem like a silly question, but keep reading. I have DSL service from the local ISP. I have a home wireless network. I also have a new computer. (Well, new to me.) It's a 5-year-old Compaq desktop. (Read about it here.) In the room that my computer is in, all there is, is a regular phone jack. Would I be better off buying a wireless PCI adapter, or a cheap router to plug into the wall, so I can use a Cat5 to connect to my comp? Thanks Much! Instructables FTW!

Asked by megakacktus 6 years ago


I am setting up a wireless network at my house and I have a question about using cat-5 and cat-6 cables? Answered

I plan on having one cord run from my modem to my first router and then another from the first router to the second which is running dd-wrt. I have one cat-6 cable and several cat-5 cables. I know that it would be pointless. to run a cat-5 followed by a cat-6 because you you would still only get the speed of the cat-5. Are their any other problems that could arise if I used a cat-6 and then a cat-5?

Asked by Shadow13! 5 years ago